View Poll Results: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

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    12 44.44%
  • term limits

    11 40.74%
  • draft members of congres by random lottery

    3 11.11%
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    3 11.11%
  • end congressional salaries. free housing and food.

    4 14.81%
  • ban lobbyists

    12 44.44%
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    10 37.04%
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Thread: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    Let's first work backwards. Why are people angry with Congress? Primarily becuase Congressmen won't work together. Why won't they work together? Because instead of typical politicians, in 2010 Americans sent 80 Tea Party members who stand on principle.

    Apparently, America prefers business as usual.

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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    Term limits. And I agree with most of james' post.

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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    The problem is not Congress...it's not even the President. The problem is the people who voted for those guys.
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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    According to the polls most Americans are disgusted with Congress. They're bought and paid for by the lobbyists. People dislike Congressmen except their own set they usually don't get voted out of office. They represent gerrymandered districts. They've more accountable to their party's leadership than their own constituents. The seniority system they set up for themselves makes voting against one's own congressman detrimental to the best interests of their community.
    What's the best way to get congress to be responsible and responsive to the people?




    We will see that next year when the GOP losers in the House are kicked out and the Democratic Party takes total control of the U.S. Government.

    Not because of anything that the Democratic Party has done, but because of all of the things that the GOP has failed to do.




    "Better days are coming." ~ But not for today's out of touch, running out of time, GOP.


    Wait and see.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 10-27-13 at 07:22 AM.

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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Term limits.
    And I agree with most of james' post.




    A lot of GOPers in the House are about to see their terms limited in the next election.

    Wait and see.

    We don't need any new laws, those which we have are fine.

    If you don't like someone you just vote them out.
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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    According to the polls most Americans are disgusted with Congress. They're bought and paid for by the lobbyists. People dislike Congressmen except their own set they usually don't get voted out of office. They represent gerrymandered districts. They've more accountable to their party's leadership than their own constituents. The seniority system they set up for themselves makes voting against one's own congressman detrimental to the best interests of their community
    . What's the best way to get congress to be responsible and responsive to the people?



    Simple. Just kick out the losers and put someone else in their place.

    Wait and see what happens next year.

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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Simple. Just kick out the losers and put someone else in their place.

    Wait and see what happens next year.
    Like I said...it's the voters.
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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Like I said...it's the voters.



    Who appear to be swinging to the left.

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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Who appear to be swinging to the left.
    Maybe...maybe not.

    In any case, the people swinging to the left might not be such a good thing. We saw what happened the last time they swung to the left...back in 2008...didn't we?

    No, the best way to make Congress act responsibly is for the people to demand it of Congress.
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    Re: What the best way to make cobgress act responsibly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Maybe...maybe not.

    In any case, the people swinging to the left might not be such a good thing. We saw what happened the last time they swung to the left...back in 2008...didn't we?

    No, the best way to make Congress act responsibly is for the people to demand it of Congress.


    Scream and holler all that you want, if you don't vote you will have little effect.

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